Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Look for it in mesic forests, woodlands, thickets, esp over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound (usually)
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish, pale lavender to purple
4 petaloid sepals, calyx broadly urceolate to campanulate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-10-004:
Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viorna viorna

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Leatherflower, Vase-vine